Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American animation director and story artist.
Gluck was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He started his career by directing the animated short Man's Best Friend, which premiered on MTV and won the Walter Lantz Award as well as the New York Independent Animation Award for best animated short. Ben then worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation as a story artist on such feature films as Dinosaur, The Emperor's New Groove, and Home on the Range. He served as Head of Story on "Bambi 2" and directed Brother Bear 2, which was nominated for an Annie Award.
Ben left Disney in 2006 to work on independent animated features, serving as Head of Story on 9 produced by Focus Features and Tim Burton. He directed "Alpha and Omega" a 3-D computer animated feature; this film was India's first full length animated feature film to be released in the US, and it ranks as Lionsgate's highest-grossing animated feature to date.
Ben received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.
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